The Press: The Trib in Transition

For seasoned readers of the Chicago Tribune (circ. 877,636) the announcement on the editorial page last week was something of a shocker. Under the headline NEW DEPARTMENT, the Trib said matter-of-factly: "That its readers may have the benefit of other views in judging issues of national and international policy, the Tribune is instituting a department on this page designated 'The Other Side,' [reprinting] editorials from other newspapers which generally reject judgments sharply opposed to our own."

Readers were understandably surprised since the Trib customarily brooks no "internationalist," "pro-Eisenhower" or "leftwing" nonsense in its...

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